On Monday Night Raw, I watched some of the most stilted, contrived, clunky, lazy story-telling I have seen in a while.
No, I am not referring to the sudden baby-face turns made by both The Bellas and Cesaro, Tyson Kidd & Natalya, despite them changing absolutely nothing about their in-ring style, promos, entrances, etc.
I am not alluding to the unexplained reunion of Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, which follows a similarly unexplained falling out which never culminated in any kind of feud between the two.
I’m not even talking about the sudden rivalry between Ryback and Bray Wyatt, or the inclusion of R-Truth in the Elimination Chamber match, or the inclusion of any other entrant in the Chamber match without any clear system of selection- no lottery, no qualifying matches, nothing.
One could point to any of these as prime examples of hollow narrative worthy of a spirited rant, but what really has me offended is what the WWE creative team has conceived for Lana.